Puppet Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for finger puppets and hand puppets.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Let your fingers do the walking for these cute puppets. There are instructions for 3 faces – 2 cats and a raccoon – but they are easy to customize. Designed by Luciana Jorge. Available in English and Spanish. Pictured projects by Sikari73 who added fringe to create a lion’s mane for one and made another in panda colors.
The body of this hand puppet is knit in the round. Approx 8”/20.5cm. Designed by Pat Olski and excerpted by Craft Foxes from 60 Quick Knitted Toys.
Grr Argh Monster Finger Puppet
Finger puppet inspired by the monster that appears at the end of Mutant Enemy productions such as Buffy, Firefly. Designed by M0mmacat. Note that the original website is no longer available – use the link below to the archived pattern.
Teddy Bear Hand Puppet
An easy pattern designed to be simple enough for children to knit. It’s a garter stitch rectangle with some cast on and bind off for arms. Ears are shaped by sewing along head fold. Designed by Shelley Pearson for Knit a Square Charity.
Say Cheese Camera Puppet
Get a smile for the camera from babies and children with this adorable hippo that slips over the lens of your camera. You can also use other head and feet patterns and adjust the size for your camera lens. Designed by Sumiko Sumiko
Goldilocks Finger Puppet
This finger puppet by Amanda Berry is easily customizable into other characters by changing skin color, hair, and dress. The designer allows you to sell the finished project to raise money for charity.
This mouth puppet is quick knit, then felted in your washing machine. Chow can easily be customized with a little embroidery floss to add braces or other features. Chow is knit in the round … two mouth pieces, a tongue and two rows of I-cord teeth. Designed by C. Randy Wheeless for Knitty
Five dressed-up animal finger puppets including elephant, lion, bear, bunny and reindeer. Designed by Monica Rodriguez Fuertes. Pattern available for free with a free trial at Creativebug. Click link and scroll down to the bottom of pattern list to see the download link. You’ll have to sign up for a free trial.
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Zebra and Panda Hand Puppets
Sea Monster Bath Mitt
Michele Wilcox for Red Heart Yarn designed this adorable puppet that will make kids love bath time. If you use the recommended Red Heart Scrubby yarn, you’ll get a textured that’s good for getting at dirt but soft enough to use on skin. Red Heart sent me a sample of the yarn for review. Red Heart sent me a sample of the yarn for review. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but I like the texture — it’s softer than I expected.
Easter Finger Puppets
Patterns for Purchase
Counting Rhymes Finger Puppet Gloves
Makes three types – five little speckled frogs, five little monkeys or ten in the bed. Little frogs and monkeys can be knitted as part of the gloves or as individual finger puppets. Two sizes – Ages 3-5 and large adult. Designed by Sandra Polley
Woodland Animals Finger Puppets
Patterns for 7 finger puppets are included: Fox, mouse, bear, boar, wolf, hare, frog puppets. The puppets are knitted in the round and are recommended for Advanced Beginner Knitters. Designed by Deniza Toys
Storybook Dolls to Knit (CD Included)
This book includes patterns for 17 Walkabout Puppets / Toys of characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Humpty-Dumpty, The Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel and the Wicked Witch, Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in Grandma’s Clothing, and Mary and Her Little Lamb. Children can slip their fingers into the puppet legs and play along as they listen to the stories on the included CD. Designed by Anita M. Wheeless. Paperback or digital download.
Vintage pattern of Shari Lewis’ famous hand puppet Lamb Chop with both knitting and crochet versions of the pattern.
This finger / hand puppet toy is knit with about 10 1/2 m (11 1/2) yards of yarn. Perfect for scrap yarn! They also only take about 30-40 minutes to make so they are the perfect last minute gift or stocking stuffer. Knit flat on straight needles. About 6 1/2cm (2 1/2″) tall. Designed by Kookla Creations who allows the selling of finished items.
This rubber duckie blanket buddy can double as a puppet because the head is hollow. Perfect baby shower gift. The designer HugKnits says you can sell items made from this pattern!
Mr Pythagoras and Mr Fibonacci Puppets
Mr Fibonacci wears a robe designed to show his well-known sequence, in two directions. He also wears a hat showing the same pattern of numbers. Mr Pythagoras wears an example of his theorem on his front. These were designed with adults in mind but are small enough to also be used by a child. Designed by Woolly Thoughts
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!